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The Samaritan (2012)

The Samaritan

Overview


Genre

Thriller

Release Date

May 18, 2012 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

93 min.

Studio

IFC Films

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

David Weaver

Producer

Andras Hamori, Suzanne Cheriton, Tony Wosk

Screenwriter

Elan Mastai, David Weaver

Starring

Story


After twentyfive years in prison, Foley (Samuel L. Jackson) is finished with the grifter's life. When he meets an elusive young woman named Iris (Ruth Negga), the possibility of a new start looks real. But his past is proving to be a stubborn companion: Ethan (Luke Kirby), the son of his former partner, has an ingenious plan and he wants Foley in. The harder Foley tries to escape his past, the tighter he is ensnared in Ethan's web of secrets, until it becomes all too clear to Foley that some wrongs can never be made right.

Pictures (11 photos)


Samuel L. Jackson stars as Foley and Ruth Negga stars as Iris in IFC Films' The Samaritan (2012). Photo credit by Sabrina Lantos.
Samuel L. Jackson stars as Foley in IFC Films' The Samaritan (2012). Photo credit by Sabrina Lantos.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..despite its exploitation ambitions, this Samaritan is good only for a last-ditch swerve into schmaltz..”
by Eric Hynes [Time Out New York]
“..that status is boosted by overheated direction and an underwritten script that ignores the sole interesting element - the actual con - until the end..”
by Elizabeth Weitzman [New York Daily News]
“..concluding with a showdown and resolution marked by one implausible and unsatisfying been-here-done-that twist after another..”
by Nick Schager [Village Voice]